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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Thirst at night: The most common cause is blockage of your nasal passages (i.e., allergies) which force you to breath through your mouth, which is a really dehydrating ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Increased thirst =: excessive desire to drink - unquenchable thirst.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professio ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: Aside from diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus can also cause thirst. Other causes: anxiety, medication side effects, stress, dehydration, thyroid ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Weight loss, urinary incontinence, and candidal vaginal infection are infrequently observed as well.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Blood sugar?: Have your blood sugar checked and get a full w/u with your doctor. Can also be rx you're receiving.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it' ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Too many reasons, consult your doctor, check for diabetes.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
A Couple of Things: Thirst is controlled by a center in the brainstem. That center is sensitive (exquisitely so) to the concentration of sodium in the blood. So, from th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
UTI: Urinary tract infection starts with lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, sometimes with dysuria and back pain when kidneys are involved.Still no r ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: You need a timely comprehensive evaluation with detailed history, lifestyle, drug use, etc. plus physicals and possible tests... so to define what are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience in Dermatology
No: No.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many: If you drink too much you would urinate a lot too. Diabetes insipidus is something to think about as well. Medication that cause dry mouth can do the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience in Urology
Yes: More hydration leads to more urinating and clearer urine.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
no: It doesn't but poorly controlled diabetes can cause excessive thirst. Is your blood sugar persistently high on metformin?
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Unexplained ?: If your weight loss is unexplained, I would be checked for diabetes. You are at risk for this increasingly common condition with your obesity, even at ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Not at all: Obesity can by secondary effects on hormonal environment
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Medication, salt: Salty foods and some medications.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Best to see doctor: You could have diabetes insipidus and it could be central in origin. It is best that you see your doctor for evaluation, look at your blood and urine ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism&thirs: No it does not.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience in Holistic Medicine
All of the above: It is possible the underlying condition resulting in the use of medication could be a problem. If 25-oh vit d 3 levels are normal, free T4 levels a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Hyperthyroid?: Grave's disease will elevate your metabolic rate and give you exophthalmos. It is characterized by high levels of thyroid stimulating igg. You can be ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Look for diabetes: Please find out if you have diabetes.A simple test can look for this disease that has profound ramifications if undetected.
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